NEAF 2016

Waite Park Recreation Center
Enter Door #2 (34th Ave.)
1810 34th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Festival Schedule


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NE Accordion Festival Schedule 2016

***schedule subject to change without notice***

Open to the Public




Sunday, October 30, 2016, Waite Park Recreational Center, 1810 - 34th Ave NE 55418
Enter Door #2 (34th Ave)


$25 (all ages) - Squeez-in Accordion Orchestra Participation, Workshops, Pizza Party and Concert
$15 (all ages) - Workshops and Concert
$10 (children 16 and under free) - Concert only, featuring the Squeez-in Accordion Orchestra & special guests


10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rehearsal for 2016 Squeez-In Accordion Orchestra conducted by Dee Langley

  Exciting new arrangements just for accordions! This is open to any accordionist. Please note you must be able to perform at 5:30 p.m. with the orchestra to be included in this rehearsal. Music can be downloaded here

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pizza Party for the Squeez-in Orchestra

  What can be better than a tasty pizza with your new and old accordion friends!

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Workshop - Randy McPeck

  Learn about what an accordion is inside out. What you can and cannot do at home.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop - Dee Langley

  Reading a lead sheet, what the heck do you do with your left hand if you only have the melody on the music.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Special Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award and Performance by "Irish Diplomacy"

  **AWARD PRESENTATION** Datta Hartman is a devoted accordion lover. Irish Diplomacy is a group of somewhere between 6 and 9 musicians who have decided to enjoy their Sunday afternoons together playing Irish music. It's been so much fun that they've decided to make people listen to them.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Indoor/Outdoor (weather permitting) Showcases

  Let your music shine - Everyone is welcome to play! Contact Dan Turpening or Dee Langley to be included
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 2016 NE Accordion Festival Concert & Hot Dogs
  Featuring the 2016 Squeez-in Accordion Orchestra who worked hard in the morning to learn their songs for YOU! Come add your support to your favorite music maker. Performances by Dee Langley, Dan Turpening, Frank DiCapo, Krista Ehrenberg, David Hopstock, The Twin City Accordion Players, students and teachers alike. What a great opportunity to hear it all! Hot Dogs will be available for purchase 5:30-7 p.m..

The NE Accordion Festival is proud to honor our 2016 sponsors and community friends

MCTCMCTC Music Department
Accordion Museum

Dee Langley's AirAccordion......
Where Music and Time Flies
specializing in accordion education and performance

Mpls Park Board

Accordion Music & Repair by Dan Turpening

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